Dutch neo-proggers Knight Area are out of Summer’s End festival.
As reported by Prog
The band say: “Due to technical demands which cannot be met, we have to withdraw from Summer’s End. Both organising committee and we as a band decided together in good harmony that we would not be able to take care of a top-notch show as the technical conditions we need to give our audience the show they deserve could not be fulfilled.
“Knight Area will be part of the Summer’s End festival in a future edition of the festival and we look forward to this. We feel sorry not to play, especially for the fans who bought tickets, but we hope you will understand that we only want to play if we can perform to the standards we think are necessary for a good show.
One can only specululate as to what these technical demands might be. But those of us with long memories may remember The Classic Rock Society’s Octoberfest in Wath-upon-Dearne way back in 2009.
Knight Area were special guests, with Breathing Space headlining on a bill that also included Mermaid Kiss (playing a very rare electric set) and Tinyfish. Despite not being the headliner Knight Area insisted on using their own sound board and sound engineer. This caused a significant delay to the start, throwing out the entire schedule, and forcing the headliners to play a truncated set because of the venue’s curfew. None of the other bands on the bill were impressed.
The replacement on the bill for Summer’s End is The Heather Findlay band, who were on superb form at the Cambridge Rock Festival in August.